Mehmas was a Craven Breeze Up graduate | Tattersalls
Tattersalls has announced a new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus for graduates of its Craven Breeze Up Sale, which is this year scheduled for Apr. 13 and 14 at Park Paddocks, with the breeze over the Rowley Mile on Apr. 12.
Half of the bonus will be paid out to the connections of the first Craven Breeze Up winner of any 2-year-old race at Royal Ascot, with £100,000 designated for the owner of the horse and £25,000 for the vendor. The second half of the bonus, with the same owner/vendor split, will be paid to the first Craven Breeze Up winner of a European Group 1 for 2-year-olds. The G1 Nunthorpe S. and G1 Prix de l’Abbaye, which are all-age and open to 2-year-olds, also qualify.
The Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus will be run alongside the current £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus, which rewards owners if their purchase wins a Class 2, 3 or 4 maiden or novice race in Britain or an open 2-year-old maiden in Ireland. There is a £1,000 buy in.
“The new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus reinforces our commitment not only to the flagship Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, but also to rewarding owners in as many innovative ways as we can,” said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. “The £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus immediately captured the imagination of owners and trainers and the new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus further enhances the appeal of a sale which annually produces a consistent flow of high class precocious Royal Ascot 2-year-olds as well as Group 1 performers throughout the year. The multiple bonuses will reward numerous owners and in addition, the prospect of an owner winning a £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus, followed by the £125,000 Royal Ascot Bonus and ultimately the £125,000 Group 1 Bonus is also very real.”
Trainer Richard Hannon endorsed the concept, saying, “We have bought some serious 2-year-olds from the Craven Breeze Up with Peter and Ross Doyle over the years and the combination of the new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus with the £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus will make it a compelling prospect for our owners. Mehmas springs to mind, although we will have to do better this time. He finished second in the Coventry at Royal Ascot, second in the G1 National S. and third in the G1 Middle Park.”
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